McIntosh MC451 Dual Mono Amplifier

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Ooberpad proudly presents the dynamic McIntosh MC451 Dual Mono Amplifier. The MC451 Dual Mono Amplifier joins the MC901 in offering the best solution to bi-amping a loudspeaker. Like the MC901, the MC451 uses McIntosh's Hybrid Drive™ technology that brings together a separate vacuum tube and solid state amplifier onto one single chassis to produce the best possible sound performance from a bi-ampable speaker. Unlike the larger MC901, the MC451 has a more conventional McIntosh form factor and size, allowing it to fit into home audio systems, racks, and furniture more easily. Adding a pair of MC451s to your stereo system will enable your prized speakers to perform like never before.

The MC451 is comprised of a 150 Watt vacuum tube amplifier and a 300 Watt solid state amplifier, which is more than enough power to drive virtually all speakers. The vacuum tube section drives the speaker's midranges and tweeters, while the solid state section drives the woofers. The 150 Watt vacuum tube amplifier is powered by four KT88 output tubes which are located under a removable wire cage, plus two 12AT7 and one 12AX7A signal tubes; it uses our patented Unity Coupled Circuit output transformer to deliver its full 150 Watts into almost any speaker regardless if it has 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance. Similarly, the 300 Watt solid state amplifier delivers its full 300 Watts into a 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance speaker via McIntosh's Autoformer™ technology.


3-year manufacturer's warranty

Key Features:

    • Includes Hybrid Drive technology that uses the best of vacuum tubes and solid state to produce the best sound performance
    • Designed with bi-amping loudspeakers in mind
    • 150 Watt vacuum tube amplifier and 300 Watt solid state amplifier on one chassis
    • Vacuum tube section powers mid and upper drivers
    • Solid state section drives power hungry woofers
    • DualView™ Power Output Meter

    Benefits of McIntosh MC451 Dual Mono Amplifier:

    Unparalleled performance and sound reproduction from your speakers
    Unparalleled performance and sound reproduction from your speakers

    The two amplifiers in the MC451 are designed to work together in a synergistic relationship and are specifically engineered to assure that each only amplifies its intended frequencies. The large but quiet toroidal transformer generates enough power so that neither amplifier robs power or performance from the other. All of this results in easy bi-amping with unparalleled performance and sound reproduction from your speakers.   

    Adjustable crossover filters
    Adjustable crossover filters

    Bi-amping your speakers with the MC451 is easy. No longer do you need fiddle with two separate amplifiers, an external crossover, and a lot of trial and error to properly configure the two separate amplifiers with often times only so-so results. The MC451 solves these hassles thanks to its internal, adjustable crossover. The MC451’s crossover tailors the output frequency range of each amplifier section to the attached loudspeaker. Simply set the CROSSOVER POINT knob on the back of the MC451 to the loudspeaker’s crossover point, then frequencies below the crossover point will be sent to the solid state amplifier and frequencies above it will be sent to the vacuum tube amplifier. This adjustable crossover allows you to optimize the performance of both amplifier sections to your speaker's specifications and to your listening preferences. Gain levels for the vacuum tube amplifier can be adjusted from -6dB to +3dB. A direct feed can also be connected to each amplifier section, thus bypassing the internal crossover.

    New DualView™ Power Output Meter
    New DualView™ Power Output Meter

    Like virtually all McIntosh amplifiers, the MC451 features an iconic "McIntosh Blue" Watt meter, which has come to be recognized around the world as a symbol of quality home audio. The DualView meter features two of the traditional, fast responding mechanical meters stacked above and below each other in a single meter window; one meter is dedicated to the 150 Watt vacuum tube amp and the other to the 300 Watt solid state amp. Each meter operates independently of the other and displays the real time power reading of each amplifier section.

    Unparalleled Technology

    While an entirely new design, the MC451 comes with the technology one would expect from a McIntosh amplifier:

    • Power Guard Screen Grid Sensor® (SGS). The 150 Watt vacuum tube amplifier section features our Power Guard SGS® technology. Power Guard SGS helps prevent premature vacuum tube failure by monitoring the screen grid current in the KT88 output vacuum tubes. If the current becomes too high, a circuit in Power Guard SGS is activated which then dynamically attenuates the input signal in real time to keep the vacuum tubes operating at safe levels.
    • Sentry Monitor observes the output current and shuts the amplifier off if it ever exceeds safe limits.
    • Power Control that can send power on/off signals to other connected McIntosh components for easy system power up and shutdown.
    • The patented, gold-plated Solid Cinch speaker binding posts that easily and securely attach the speaker cables.
    • A McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsink that is connected to advanced high current output transistors to efficiently cool the solid state amplifier section.
    • The Power Management System that will turn the entire unit off after a set amount of time when no input signal has been detected.

    McIntosh Fit and Finish

    The uncompromising fit and finish of the MC451 is highlighted by familiar McIntosh design cues. The front features a signature black glass faceplate with three clear windows that allow viewing of the vacuum tubes, the DualView meter, two rotary control knobs, an illuminated logo and lettering, and built-in aluminum handles. The top is highlighted by a series of block diagrams printed on glass inserts outlining the circuitry and specifications of the unit. All of this sits atop of stainless steel chassis that's been polished to a pristine mirror finish. The MC451 amplifier can be combined with a variety of preamplifiers, turntables, CD players, media streamers, speakers, and other specialty products to form a complete home audio system designed for bi-amping loudspeakers. 

    Where to buy?
    Buy the McIntosh MC451 Dual Mono Amplifier online at the best price in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and all across India. Enjoy expert, prompt and courteous customer service from the Ooberpad team. We will help you choose better and give you all the support you need to take the right buying decision in India.

    Technical Specifications of McIntosh MC451 Dual Mono Amplifier:

    Brand & Model # McIntosh MC451
    Electronic Specifications
    • Power Output per Channel: 
      Solid State section: 300 Watts @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms
      Vacuum Tube section: 150 Watts @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms
    • Number of Channels: 1
    • Total Harmonic Distortion:
      Solid State section: 0.005% maximum harmonic distortion at any power level from 250 milliwatts to rated power, 20Hz to 20,000Hz
      Vacuum Tube section: 0.5% maximum harmonic distortion at any power level from 250 milliwatts to rated power, 20Hz to 20,000Hz
    • S/N below rated output:
      Solid State section: 118dB
      Vacuum Tube section: 112dB
    • Dynamic Headroom:
      Solid State section: 2.5dB
      Vacuum Tube section: 1.2dB
    • Damping Factor:
      Solid State section: >40
      Vacuum Tube section: >18
    • Rated Power Band:
      Solid State section: 20Hz to 20kHz
      Vacuum Tube section: 20Hz to 20kHz
    • Frequency Response:
      Solid State section:+0, -0.25dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
      +0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100,000Hz
      Vacuum Tube section:+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
      +0, -3dB from 10Hz to 70,000Hz
    • Remote Power Control: Yes
    • Multi-Channel DB25 Cable: N/A
    • Speaker Binding Post Type: Patented Solid Cinch™ Speaker Binding Posts
    General Specifications
    • Circuit Configuration:
      Solid State section: Push-Pull Complementary
      Vacuum Tube section: Unity Coupled
    • Circuit Design: Solid State and Vacuum Tube
    • Mono Bridge: No
    • Mono Parallel: No
    • Output Type:
      Solid State section: Autoformer™
      Vacuum Tube section: Unity Coupled Output Transformer
    • Meters: DualView™ Power Output Meter
    • Meter Light Switch: Yes
    • Balanced Input: 2 (1 Solid State or Mono, 1 Vacuum Tube)
    • Front Panel: Glass
    • Illumination: Direct LED
    • Chassis Style: Polished stainless steel & black painted steel
    Dimensions & Weight
    • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D):
      17-7/8" (45.4cm) x 11-13/16" (30cm) x 21-1/2" (54.6cm)
    • Unit Weight: 133 lbs (60.3 kg)

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